Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Save the Economy: Grow Dope

Static
The way Static sees it, the only madness about reefer is the extremes to which the federal government has traditionally gone to police its use among the approximately 100 million Americans who occasionally relax by puffing the ...


The Sleeping Beauty

Big Ticket
Texas Ballet Theater rounds out its season with four performances of Ben Stevenson’s sumptuous production of The Sleeping Beauty in Bass Performance Hall this weekend.



Justice Comes Too Late for Timothy Cole

Betty Brink
“A good name is more desirable than great riches,” Governor Rick Perry said as he looked at the mother of Timothy Brian Cole, telling her that he was proud to “look you in the eye and tell you that I’m giving your son a...


Justice Comes Too Late for Timothy Cole

betty.brink
“A good name is more desirable than great riches,” Governor Rick Perry said as he looked at the mother of Timothy Brian Cole, telling her that he was proud to “look you in the eye and tell you that I’m giving your son a...



No Crown for Kay

Hutchison found herself the heir-unapparent.
DAVE MCNEELY
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who had repeatedly postponed her gubernatorial ambitions while fellow Republican Rick Perry became the longest-serving governor in Texas history, figured it ...


Good Country for an Old Cowboy

Family ties trump tough times for Barry Corbin, a vagabond at rest.
JEFF PRINCE
New York and Los Angeles are convenient home bases for actors seeking work, but hardly the perfect fit for a West Texas fellow with a fondness for horses, cowboy hats, and cold beers shared with plainspoken, friendly folks.



Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

Static
OK, everybody, close your mouth and pinch your nostrils shut. Hold that for as long as you can. Now, just before you pass out, open your mouth and take a deep breath. Isn’t that nice? You almost forget how delicious clean air...


Private Prisons, Public Pain

Despite a long record of abuses, GEO is still running Texas prisons.
Peter Gorman
Reeves County straddles I-20 in West Texas, between Odessa and El Paso. Pecos is the county seat, anchored in cowboy mythology. Tiny homes, many of them 100 years old and made of stone, line several dozen downtown streets; beyo...



Mad Beaver Attack

Static
A little birdie delivered to Static what is commonly known as a hot tip. Seems several majestic trees recently disappeared from the Cowtown Coliseum’s front lawn in the Stockyards. The beautiful trees were surreptitiously rem...


Independence Day: Happy Birthday TX

Jeff Prince
Our state was born on this day in 1836. She started out kinda slimy and ugly like most babies do, but she’s grown into a grand old dame. Sure, she’s got her problems (as Fort Worth Weekly likes to remind everybody). But we ...